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Buildings in Moscow Damaged in Drone Attack, Confirms Mayor

According to officials, a drone attack targeting Moscow has resulted in minor damage to several buildings. The Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, confirmed that there had been no significant injuries and emergency services were promptly deployed to address the situation.

Russian authorities reported that their air defenses successfully intercepted multiple drones as they approached the capital city. However, the origin of these drones remains unclear at the moment.

Unverified reports suggest that approximately 20 drones were involved in the attack, while Russian officials stated that some fell on buildings after being shot down.

As of now, there has been no official comment from Kyiv regarding the incident. However, earlier this week, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, Gen Kyrylo Budanov, warned of a swift response to a series of missile strikes by Russia on Kyiv.

Images shared on social media depict traces of smoke in the sky above Moscow, with some pictures displaying a broken window.

Mayor Sobyanin announced the evacuation of some residents and stated on Telegram that two individuals had sought medical assistance. However, he clarified that no one required hospitalization.

According to social media conversations, many people in the Moscow area also heard these explosions, indicating a widespread awareness of the events.

This attack on Moscow follows a previous drone attack on the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, which occurred overnight and resulted in at least one reported fatality. Ukrainian officials revealed that falling debris ignited fires as their air defenses intercepted over 20 drones.

In early May, an alleged drone attack targeted the Kremlin. Unverified footage circulated online, showing smoke rising above the complex, and a separate video captured a small explosion above the Senate building. Russian authorities attributed the attack to Kyiv, whereas Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied any involvement from his country.

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